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Ralop 15mg Syrup

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SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Acetorphan
Storage
Store below 30°C

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Ralop 15mg Syrup is a commonly prescribed medicine for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea in infants and children. This medicine is usually given when diarrhea cannot be treated effectively with fluids and dietary measures. It reduces the amount of water and salts that are lost in the stools.

Give Ralop 15mg Syrup to your child orally either before or after food, preferably in addition to ORS (oral rehydration solution). Usually, it is given three times a day, but this dose will vary depending upon the child's body weight and age. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Ralop 15mg Syrup, repeat the same dose once your child feels better. Along with taking this medicine, your child needs to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy balanced diet.

This medicine may cause some minor and short-term side effects such as headache, skin rash, and constipation. These episodes are temporary and subside on their own once the child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist for long or start bothering your child, you must consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Your child’s doctor must be aware if your child has ever had any previous episode of allergy, bowel obstruction, electrolyte imbalance, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ralop 15mg Syrup in children

Benefits of Ralop 15mg Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Ralop 15mg Syrup in children

Ralop 15mg Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Ralop

  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • General discomfort
  • Headache

How can I give Ralop 15mg Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Ralop 15mg Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Ralop Syrup works

Ralop 15mg Syrup has an anti-secretory effect. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to replenish the amount of fluids lost from the body in diarrhea.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Ralop 15mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ralop 15mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ralop 15mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ralop 15mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Ralop 15mg Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. You can give the missed dose medicine as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised otherwise. Remember not to double the dose to catch up with the missed one. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Ralop 15mg Syrup should be used together with an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement.
  • Give your child plenty of fluids to replenish water and mineral loss.
  • Do not use Ralop 15mg Syrup, if your child has blood and pus in the stools or fever. This may be due to bacterial infection and may need different treatment.
  • Ralop 15mg Syrup is not recommended to be taken more than 7 days unless advised otherwise.
  • Do not mix Ralop 15mg Syrup along with any other herbal or ayurvedic medicine as it can harm.
  • Do not give Ralop 15mg Syrup if your child has persistent uncontrolled vomiting as this medicine will not be absorbed.
  • Do not give Ralop 15mg Syrup if your child is less than 3 months of age.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Acyl-Alpha Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Enkephalinase inhibitor

Patient concerns

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My son is 8 months old and suffering from diarrhea from last 5 days. Whereas I have consult doctor, he had prescribed Enterogemina, Orozinc , Ralop- O & Pancef O 100mg. He also advised to pedialyte water for oral use. We are following these all things, in spite of that his condition not improved and flow of watery potty is coming out. Please guide me so that my son's condition may be improved and diarrhea will end completely Please
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, the treatment given is on correct line of management. Follow the advice. If problem persist consult with nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and need for investigation and IV medicines if required.
Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
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FAQs

Q. How long does Ralop 15mg Syrup take to work?

Treatment with Ralop 15mg Syrup should be continued until two normal stools are passed. However, if the diarrhea does not get better after seven days of treatment you must talk to the doctor. Make sure neither to extend nor to stop the treatment by yourself without consulting your child’s doctor. Doing so may have side effects or may lead to a recurrence of symptoms.

Q. My child is one year old and is suffering from a neurological disorder. Is it safe to give Ralop 15mg Syrup?

Usually, Ralop 15mg Syrup does not enter into the central nervous system and lacks the potential to cause serious side effects such as neurotoxicity. But, since children below the age of 2 have underdeveloped membranes, there could be a chance of the medicine entering the brain and causing side effects. So, consult your child’s doctor before giving Ralop 15mg Syrup in such a condition.

Q. My child has milk intolerance. Can I give Ralop 15mg Syrup to my child?

No, children having intolerance to dairy products and milk are advised not to take this medicine as it contains lactose.

Q. My child is passing watery stools mixed with blood and is also suffering from fever. Is Ralop 15mg Syrup the right choice of treatment?

No, do not give Ralop 15mg Syrup if your child is passing stools mixed with blood or pus along with having a high body temperature (fever). These symptoms are indicative of some underlying pathology (infection) and may require some other line of treatment.

Q. My child is suffering from long-term (chronic) diarrhea. Can I give Ralop 15mg Syrup?

The use of Ralop 15mg Syrup in chronic diarrhea has not been sufficiently studied. Therefore, it is best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child for long-term diarrhea.

Q. What all other medicines should my child avoid while taking Ralop 15mg Syrup?

Although Ralop 15mg Syrup is not known to cause any interaction with other medicines, you should inform the doctor if your child is taking any medicine. It is best to narrate the complete medical history of your child as this will help the doctor understand your child’s needs better.
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